EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Ivonne Lujano Vilchis
Orcid ID: 0000-0003-4245-8872
Ivonne Lujano Vilchis is a PhD student in Education Policy and Evaluation, and a Research Assistant at Arizona State University. Her research interests focus on higher education systems, research evaluation, science policy, scholarly communication, and open access. She has worked in scholarly communication and open access publishing initiatives since 2011. Her involvement as an ambassador of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in Latin America has allowed her to collaborate with several universities and government agencies on the adoption of best practices for scholarly publications, and open science policies. She has taught in public and private universities in Mexico. Ivonne also has a background in dance; she is currently an amateur tango dancer.
MANAGING EDITOR | Blair Stamper
Orcid ID: 0000-0002-
Blair Stamper's passions and research lie in educational research, student success, active learning, DEI in online courses, and accessibility. She is an Instructional Designer (ID) with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her own company, Blair Stamper, LLC. As an ID, she works with faculty to create student-centered and active online courses that align with Quality Matters standards. Blair's mission as an Instructional Designer is to provide research-based best practices to faculty and build courses where all students can succeed. This mission has propelled her to become the research lead on her team. After 7 years as an ID, she has begun sharing her expertise through her How to be an Instructional Design Rockstar podcast and as a mentor in the Educause ID2ID program. Blair is currently working on her EdD in Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University as an online student. Blair's dissertation topic explores the integration of active learning through the ICAP Framework in online course design and its relationship with students, instructional designers, and faculty. In addition, Blair teaches part-time in the online Learning Design and Technologies program as an Academic Associate Professor. Blair is a graduate of the Online Learning Consortium's Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (2018), Michigan State University (2015, Master of Arts in Educational Technology), and University of Michigan-Dearborn (2012, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education). Personally, Blair is a wife and a mother to a 4 year old daughter who is getting ready to start Kindergarten in the Fall. She loves dogs and has 4 rescues and spends the weekends volunteering at the local animal shelter.
MANAGING EDITOR | Matt Romkey
Matt Romkey is the executive vice president and chancellor of Mercy College PLUS at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. During his tenure at Mercy College, Matt has provided leadership and oversight to the recently launched online division, continuing education division, foundation, and enrollment management, and marketing teams. Matt's track record of delivering innovative, high-value solutions by aligning problems with analytics, technology, and process improvement has led to initiatives that have been featured at The White House, unprecedented enrollment growth, transformational public-private partnerships, and record-breaking philanthropy. He spent the first decade of his career developing innovative drive-to-retail and cause marketing partnerships with Fortune 250 companies. During that time, he successfully raised more than $50 million to support local children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Matt has three young boys (3, 3, and 2) and he's currently earning his doctorate in leadership and innovation at Arizona State University. His research focus centers around the deployment and efficacy of alternative learning pathways for adult learners.
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Derek Thurber
As a Senior Learning Designer at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU, Derek focuses on empowering faculty to improve the quality of their curriculum, teaching, and support of students' learning through individualized educational and organizational development services. Derek has been working across multiple higher education institutions since 2012 as a researcher, teacher, and designer focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning for all students. Derek's original research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented his research and work on learning design at numerous national conferences including AERA, Distance Teaching & Learning, EDUCAUSE, POD, and OLC Innovate.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR | Annette Schmidt
Annette is a PhD student in Learning, Literacies and Technologies and a research assistant in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Her research interests lie in experiential learning and positive education with an emphasis on exploring the ways that nature-based outdoor learning can be used to support and build teacher and student wellbeing. She has twelve years of experience in teaching secondary education in Arizona’s public and charter high schools. With extensive experience teaching through experiential pedagogies and has had the opportunity to advocate the use of experiential pedagogies through her work as a district Career and Technical Education Coordinator. Personally, Annette loves the outdoors, the theater, the Arts, DIY projects and children. She and her husband are parents to seven pretty amazing children.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR | Dilraba Anayatova
Dilraba is an Educational Policy and Evolution PhD student at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU). She has worked in various education settings and geographies for 9 years as a researcher, lecturer and evaluator including Suleyman Demirel University, Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies, Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages. Dilraba is interested in education policies in the context of Central Asia, rural education, heritage language policies, and teacher education. Currently, she is working on projects in areas of climate education, refugee education and topics of nationalism in post-Soviet countries.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR | Erica Crane
Erica is a fiercely curious learner and ally. She is the founding Executive Director of a public charter high school in Northern California that utilizes the innovative and inclusive EL Education learning model. She is also an educational leadership coach. She has worked in EL Education schools and been a School Designer with this organization on the east and west coasts. She earned her BA and MA from Columbia University in New York City and is working toward her EdD in leadership and innovation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU online. A nominee for the 2019 EL Education Silverberg Leadership Award and the 2010 NYCOB Gaynor McCown Award for Excellence in Teaching, Erica is grateful for the colleagues, students, and families who have taught her. She has presented nationally at EL Education, Carnegie Foundation, and California Charter Schools Association annual conferences.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR | Keti Tsotniashvili
Keti Tsotniashvili is a PhD student in Education Policy and Evaluation program and a research assistant at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Keti has over 8 years of experience in higher education policy-making and policy implementation in the Georgian (country) higher education system. She is a Higher Education Reform Expert (HERE) at the Erasmus+ national office in Georgia and serves as an international accreditation expert at various higher education quality assurance agencies. Her research interests include higher education systems, higher education policy change, academic life and identities in the context of post-Socialist transformation, collective memories and biographies.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR | Lin Yan
Lin Yan is a first-year doctoral student in the Learning, Literacies, and Technologies (LLT) program and a research assistant at Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She was a former researcher and instructional designer in South Korea, and she collaborated with several universities and companies on national and international research projects related to online learning, learning environment design, and K-12 teacher development. Her research interests include language learning, discourse analysis, equity in STEM education, and technology-implemented learning environment design.
CONSULTING EDITOR | Dr. Stephanie McBride-Schreiner
Orcid ID: 0000-0001-7883-4169
Stephanie McBride-Schreiner is the Scholarly Communications Publications Manager for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU). A former children’s program coordinator and site manager for the City of Tempe’s Kid Zone, she now manages the College’s open access scholarly journals of education. Stephanie holds a Graduate Certificate in Scholarly Publishing and a PhD in history from Arizona State University, and has served on the editorial team of journals published by the University of Nebraska Press, Elsevier, and the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She is also a contract historian and editor who has authored books for local non-profits and edited books and articles published by commercial publishers such as Palgrave, Routledge, and Springer. Stephanie is a strong proponent of diamond open access scholarly communications and knowledge mobilization.
FACULTY ADVISOR | Dr. Josephine Marsh
Orcid ID: 0000-0003-0986-6102
Josephine Peyton Marsh is an associate professor of literacy education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU) and chair of the Leadership and Innovation Ed.D. program. She received her doctorate from the University of Georgia in Reading Education after teaching literacy to students in grades 5-12 for more than 10 years. Dr. Marsh came to ASU in 1998 where she teaches literacy education courses, mentors doctoral students, and consults with local school districts about infusing literacy instruction into content-area teaching. She was the Professor in Residence at Arizona State University Preparatory Academy for six years (2010-2016). In this role, she was embedded in the school and worked with teachers, administrators, and students to develop and refine a school culture and curriculum. She also engaged with teachers to solve urgent problems of practice related to literacy instruction and engagement. She used qualitative and action research methods to build knowledge about literacy instructional methods and the school transformation process. Dr. Marsh's recent and upcoming publications and presentations focus on her work at ASU Prep including literacy professional development and peer coaching, sustaining literacy communities of practice for professional growth, adolescent literacy engagement and learning, and the impact of practitioner research in and on local educational settings.
Her past research projects include critical discourse analyses of gender and qualitative research on adolescent literacy practices. She was recognized for her integration of scholarship and teaching by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in 2014 and received the 2016 Founders' Day Award for Faculty Achievement Service Award from the ASU Alumni Association.
FACULTY ADVISOR | Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf
Orcid ID: 0000-0001-7078-1832
Leigh Graves Wolf is teacher-scholar and her work centers around online education, K12 teacher professional development and relationships mediated by and with technology. She has worked across the educational spectrum from K12 to Higher to further and lifelong. She has been a disc jockey, network administrator, teacher, instructional technologist and now professor. She believes passionately in collaboration and community. Leigh is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Educational Leadership & Innovation EdD program and a faculty fellow with the Office of Scholarship and Innovation.